Disney movies have evolved a lot since we were little.
The studio has announced all the movies that they’ll be releasing in the next few years, and we’re seeing a lot fewer princesses, and a lot more Marvel.
They’re also planning to make full use of their rights to the Lucas franchise, and will be releasing at least one Star Wars film a year. And, keeping our childhood favourites in mind, they’re also planning sequels and remakes to some of their greats…
1. The Good Dinosaur (27th November 2015)
Hitting our screens in just a few weeks, The Good Dinosaur is Pixar’s latest film, and takes place in a universe in which dinosaurs didn’t go extinct, and co-exist alongside humans.
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (17th December 2015)
Set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is being tipped to beat Avatar as the highest grossing movie ever, especially after releasing an incredible trailer last week.
3. The Finest Hours (29th January 2016)
Based on a true story, this dramatic movie sees the coast guard attempt a daring rescue after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard. Starring Chris Pine, it looks all set to be a winter winner.
4. Zootropolis (25th March 2016)
A more traditional Disney movie, in ‘zootopia’ there are no such things as humans – only selfie-taking animals. Jason Bateman and Idris Elba star as a fox and a rabbit who have to team up – despite being ‘natural enemies’ – to fight a conspiracy.
5. The Jungle Book (15th April 2016)
Again with the voice of Idris Elba, The Jungle Book is a live-action remake of the movie we loved so much as kids. Naturally, we’re very excited…
6. Captain America: Civil War (29th April 2016)
The next instalment from Marvel will pick up from where Age of Ultron left us. Apparently, Captain America (Chris Evans) will get into a fight with his ally Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Which can’t be good…
7. Alice Through the Looking Glass (27th May 2016)
The sequel to the much loved Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland isn’t being directed by Tim Burton, but we’re still looking forward to seeing Johnny Depp dressed up as the Mad Hatter (who Alice will have to rescue) again.
8. The BFG (22nd July 2016)
In a massive throwback to our childhood, Steven Spielberg is making a film of The BFG. Starring Bill Hader as the eponymous big friendly giant, we already have ‘high’ (because he’s tall…) hopes for this film.
9. Finding Dory (29th July 2016)
We have literally been waiting for this film since Finding Nemo came out in 2003. Reuniting Dory with Marlin and Nemo, it will focus on the famously forgetful Dory trying to find answers about her past…
10. Pete’s Dragon (12th August 2016)
While we’re too young to remember the original Pete’s Dragon, this remake looks like it’s going to be fun. It sees a young orphan – with the help of his pet dragon – run away from his abusive adopted parents.
11. Doctor Strange (28th October 2016)
Benedict Cumberbatch fans will be pleased come October, when the brooding English actor will play Dr. Strange – an arrogant surgeon who is taught to fight evil after his career is destroyed.
12. Moana (2nd December 2016)
Another traditional-looking Disney flick, this film will star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as a demi-god called Maui. We don’t know much about the plot, but apparently there will be singing.
13. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (16th December 2016)
Almost exactly a year after the force awakens, we’ll get our next Star Wars hit. Spin-off ‘Rogue One’ will take place before the events of A New Hope, and see a group of rebel fighters try and stop the Death Star from being built. Guess we know how that’s gonna end…
14. Beauty and the Beast (17th March 2017)
There’s already a lot of hype around this live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, and starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as ‘beauty’ and ‘the beast’, we imagine that it’ll live up…
15. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (28th April 2017)
After Guardians of the Galaxy was such a massive hit, we’re pretty annoyed they’re making us wait until 2017 for the next instalment. We don’t know much about the plot, but all the main cast are expected to remain.
16. Star Wars VIII (26th May 2017)
There are basically no details about the eighth episode of Star Wars, apart from its release date. Sorry.
17. Cars 3 (16th June 2017)
Another Cars movie will hit our screens in 2017.
18. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (7th July 2017)
The first Pirates of the Caribbean movie came out in 2003. Just 14 years later, the fifth movie will see both Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom return to fight yet more pirates.
19. Thor: Ragnarok (27th October 2017)
Another one from the Marvel universe, while there aren’t too many details about this Hulk movie, we do know that Mark Ruffalo (aka The Hulk) will be in it. Interesting…
20. Coco (23rd November 2017)
Another Disney film that’s actually for kids, Coco doesn’t have a cast yet, but will be based on Mexican festival Dia de los Muertos.
21. Avengers: Infinity War – Part One (27th April 2018)
The next Avengers film will be split into two parts, the first part of which will hit our screens in April 2018.
22. Black Panther (6th July 2018)
We are getting well into the future now, but superhero fans will no doubt be excited to learn that the Marvel universe is getting a new one: Black Panther.
23. Toy Story 4 (13th July 2018)
The fourth Toy Story looks like it’s going to be a love story between Woody and Bo Peep, after the gang apparently go in search of her after she is given away…
24.Avengers: Infinity War- Part Two (26th April 2019)
The second part of The Avengers Infinity War will come to us in 2019.
25. Inhumans (12th July 2019)
Disney have announced that all the way in 2019, they will be having a stab at Marvel’s version of the X-Men, and making a film about super-humans.
There are other Disney films in the works (more Star Wars sequels, as well as The Incredibles 2) that haven’t got a UK release date yet. And the studio has also announced – following the success of their live-action Cinderella remake – that they will be remaking four more of their classics.
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